In May of 1977 members of the community drafted a set of by-laws to form the “Four Communities Fire Company” to replace the C.D.F. Station that had been closed.  In the fall the Department was renamed “Foothill Fire Protection Association” and it was renamed again in 1986 to “Foothill Fire Protection District” when it officially became a Fire Protection District with the State of California.

 

Since its inception Foothill Fire has had a total of 6 Fire Chiefs.  Bud Winnett and Lee Shelton served from 1977 through 1980 and in 1981 John Murphy was elected and continued to serve until his passing in 2007.  At that point long time Assistant Chief Rick Cunningham was elected and served for 7 years.  In 2014 past Fire Captain and Assistant Chief Albert DelBono was elected Fire Chief. At the start of 2016 Bill Shaw took office as our current Fire Chief.

 

The Rodenberg Family helped to shape the department through two very generous donations, a 1948 Mack Fire Truck in 1978 and a parcel of land in 1987 to be used to build a fire station within the district.

 

In 1983 the Auxiliary was formed to help raise money to support the Fire Department.  Through the efforts of the Auxiliary with bake sales, raffles, bus trips to Reno, the selling of cinder blocks to be used in the construction and with materials, labor and money donated by the community, along with the project leader, Civil Engineer John Ivancich, the new Fire Station was dedicated on Labor Day Weekend 1988 with a parade, BBQ and dance.  The first Thrift Store was located in Challenge and then in 1989 it relocated to the new Fire Station.  In 1998 the Auxiliary completed construction on a new 4,000 square foot Thrift Store located adjacent to the Fire Station.   Over the years the money raised by the Auxiliary has been instrumental in the purchase of equipment including several apparatus and personal protection equipment for our fire fighter personnel.

 

When neighboring Clipper Mills Volunteer Fire Station was closed due to lack of Volunteers, Foothill Fire Protection District formed an agreement with Butte County Fire to create a Foothill Fire Station 2 at the old Clipper Mills Station.

 

Through the years foothill fire has strived to improve our area through various community functions such as CPR Saturday, Fire Safety Training at local Schools and training and instructing residence in proper use of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and general fire safety in and around their homes and community.

In May of 1977 members of the community drafted a set of by-laws to form the “Four Communities Fire Company” to replace the C.D.F. Station that had been closed.  In the fall the Department was renamed “Foothill Fire Protection Association” and it was renamed again in 1986 to “Foothill Fire Protection District” when it officially became a Fire Protection District with the State of California.

 

Since its inception Foothill Fire has had a total of 6 Fire Chiefs.  Bud Winnett and Lee Shelton served from 1977 through 1980 and in 1981 John Murphy was elected and continued to serve until his passing in 2007.  At that point long time Assistant Chief Rick Cunningham was elected and served for 7 years.  In 2014 past Fire Captain and Assistant Chief Albert DelBono was elected Fire Chief. At the start of 2016 Bill Shaw took office as our current Fire Chief.

 

The Rodenberg Family helped to shape the department through two very generous donations, a 1948 Mack Fire Truck in 1978 and a parcel of land in 1987 to be used to build a fire station within the district.

 

In 1983 the Auxiliary was formed to help raise money to support the Fire Department.  Through the efforts of the Auxiliary with bake sales, raffles, bus trips to Reno, the selling of cinder blocks to be used in the construction and with materials, labor and money donated by the community, along with the project leader, Civil Engineer John Ivancich, the new Fire Station was dedicated on Labor Day Weekend 1988 with a parade, BBQ and dance.  The first Thrift Store was located in Challenge and then in 1989 it relocated to the new Fire Station.  In 1998 the Auxiliary completed construction on a new 4,000 square foot Thrift Store located adjacent to the Fire Station.   Over the years the money raised by the Auxiliary has been instrumental in the purchase of equipment including several apparatus and personal protection equipment for our fire fighter personnel.

 

When neighboring Clipper Mills Volunteer Fire Station was closed due to lack of Volunteers, Foothill Fire Protection District formed an agreement with Butte County Fire to create a Foothill Fire Station 2 at the old Clipper Mills Station.

 

Through the years foothill fire has strived to improve our area through various community functions such as CPR Saturday, Fire Safety Training at local Schools and training and instructing residence in proper use of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and general fire safety in and around their homes and community.

In May of 1977 members of the community drafted a set of by-laws to form the “Four Communities Fire Company” to replace the C.D.F. Station that had been closed.  In the fall the Department was renamed “Foothill Fire Protection Association” and it was renamed again in 1986 to “Foothill Fire Protection District” when it officially became a Fire Protection District with the State of California.

 

Since its inception Foothill Fire has had a total of 5 Fire Chiefs.  Bud Winnett and Lee Shelton served from 1977 through 1980 and in 1981 John Murphy was elected and continued to serve until his passing in 2007.  At that point long time Assistant Chief Rick Cunningham was elected and served for 7 years.  In 2014 past Fire Captain and Assistant Chief Albert DelBono was elected Fire Chief. At the start of 2016 Bill Shaw took office as our current Fire Chief.

 

The Rodenberg Family helped to shape the department through two very generous donations, a 1948 Mack Fire Truck in 1978 and a parcel of land in 1987 to be used to build a fire station within the district.

 

In 1983 the Auxiliary was formed to help raise money to support the Fire Department.  Through the efforts of the Auxiliary with bake sales, raffles, bus trips to Reno, the selling of cinder blocks to be used in the construction and with materials, labor and money donated by the community, along with the project leader, Civil Engineer John Ivancich, the new Fire Station was dedicated on Labor Day Weekend 1988 with a parade, BBQ and dance.  The first Thrift Store was located in Challenge and then in 1989 it relocated to the new Fire Station.  In 1998 the Auxiliary completed construction on a new 6,000 square foot Thrift Store located adjacent to the Fire Station.   Over the years the money raised by the Auxiliary has been instrumental in the purchase of equipment including several apparatus and personal protection equipment for our fire fighter personnel.

 

When neighboring Clipper Mills Volunteer Fire Station was closed due to lack of Volunteers, Foothill Fire Protection District formed an agreement with Butte County Fire to create a Foothill Fire Station 2 at the old Clipper Mills Station.

 

Through the years foothill fire has strived to improve our area through various community functions such as CPR Saturday, Fire Safety Training at local Schools and training and instructing residence in proper use of fire extinguishers, smoke alarms and general fire safety in and around their homes and community.